Definitions for waitingˈweɪ tɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wait•ingˈweɪ tɪŋ(n.)

  1. a period during which one waits; a pause or delay.

  2. (adj.)serving or being in attendance:

    waiting maid.

Idioms for waiting:

  1. in waiting, in attendance, esp. upon a royal personage:

    ladies in waiting.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of waiting:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wait, waiting(adj)

    the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

    "the wait was an ordeal for him"

  2. waiting, ready and waiting(p)(adj)

    being and remaining ready and available for use

    "waiting cars and limousines lined the curb"; "found her mother waiting for them"; "an impressive array of food ready and waiting for the guests"; "military forces ready and waiting"


  1. waiting(Noun)


  2. waiting(Noun)

    The act of staying or remaining in expectation.

  3. waiting(Noun)

    Attendance, service.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waiting

    of Wait

  2. Waiting

    a. & n. from Wait, v

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'waiting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1237

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'waiting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1004

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'waiting' in Nouns Frequency: #2979


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